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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
A soft cushion of loosely matted fibers. Batting is used for padding and insulation in upholstered furniture, cushions, packing, and quilts. It is usually made from [[cotton]], or [[polyester%20fiber|polyester]], and occasionally [[wool]].   
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A soft cushion of loosely matted fibers. Batting is used for padding and insulation in upholstered furniture, cushions, packing, and quilts. It is usually made from [[cotton]], or [[polyester%20fiber|polyester]], and occasionally [[wool]].  For museum applications, 100% heat-bonded polyester batting is recommended.  Some battings that are resin bonded may include  materials that off-gas or attract pests.
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
  
 
batt; stuffing; wadding; padding, Pellon
 
batt; stuffing; wadding; padding, Pellon
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[[File:979-1000.jpg|thumb|Polyester Batting<br>Credit: University Products]]
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== Applications ==
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* Cushioning and fill in cavities around stored or packed artifacts
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* Incorporated in padded textile hangars or stockinette tubes
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== Personal Risks ==
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== Collection Risks ==
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Batting fibers can easily snag on small object parts.  Additionally, polyester fibers may be abrasive.  This may be mitigated by separating batting from the object with a fabric or non-woven layer.
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== Environmental Risks ==
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== Physical and Chemical Properties ==
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Polyester is non-absorbent, pest resistant, and provides cushioning 'memory'
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== Working Properties ==
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Cotton fibers are hygroscopic and may provide some humidity buffering, but the batting tends to flatten with time.  [http://www.paccin.org/content.php?65-Batting (PACCIN)]
  
== Handling and Workability ==
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== Forms/Sizes ==
  
Cotton fibers are hygroscopic and may provide some humidity buffering, but the batting tends to flatten with time. Polyester is non-absorbent, pest resistant, and provides cushioning 'memory' [http://www.paccin.org/content.php?65-Batting (PACCIN)]
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Roll lengths vary and widths typically 40” or 45” up to 90”. Thickness (referred to as "loft") ranges from .007” to 1”. Can easily be stacked to achieve more substantial thicknesses. Some versions provide easily separable layers.
  
== Hazards and Safety ==
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== Resources and Citations ==
Batting fibers can easily snag on small object parts.
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* Rachael Perkins Arenstein, Lisa Goldberg, and Eugenie Milroy, ‘Support and Rehousing for Collection Storage’ In ‘Preventive Conservation: Collection Storage’ Lisa Elkin and Christopher A. Norris (eds.), Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, New York. 2019.  
  
== Forms and Sizes ==
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* Preparation, Art Handling, Collections Care Information Network [http://www.paccin.org/content.php?62-Materials (PACCIN)]
 
 
Batting is typically available Roll lengths vary - widths typically 40” or 45” up to 90”. Thickness (referred to as "loft") ranges from .007” to 1”. Can easily be stacked to achieve more substantial thicknesses.  Some versions provide easily separable layers.
 
 
 
== Applications for Storage Exhibit and Transport ==
 
* Cushioning and fill in cavities around stored or packed artifacts
 
* Incorporated in padded textile hangars or stockinette tubes
 
  
== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
 
* Preparation, Art Handling, Collections Care Information Network (PACCIN): website http://www.paccin.org/content.php?62-Materials
 
 
* Marjorie Shelley, ''The Care and Handling of Art Objects'', The Metropolitan Museum, New York, 1987
 
* Marjorie Shelley, ''The Care and Handling of Art Objects'', The Metropolitan Museum, New York, 1987
  
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* ''Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles'', Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
 
* ''Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles'', Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
  
* ''The American Heritage Dictionary'' or ''Encarta'', via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
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* ''The American Heritage Dictionary'' or ''Encarta'', via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1.998
  
 
* Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000
 
* Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000
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Latest revision as of 07:50, 21 July 2020

Quilt Batting
Generation Quilt Patterns

Description

A soft cushion of loosely matted fibers. Batting is used for padding and insulation in upholstered furniture, cushions, packing, and quilts. It is usually made from Cotton, or polyester, and occasionally Wool. For museum applications, 100% heat-bonded polyester batting is recommended. Some battings that are resin bonded may include materials that off-gas or attract pests.

Synonyms and Related Terms

batt; stuffing; wadding; padding, Pellon

Polyester Batting
Credit: University Products

Applications

  • Cushioning and fill in cavities around stored or packed artifacts
  • Incorporated in padded textile hangars or stockinette tubes

Personal Risks

Collection Risks

Batting fibers can easily snag on small object parts. Additionally, polyester fibers may be abrasive. This may be mitigated by separating batting from the object with a fabric or non-woven layer.

Environmental Risks

Physical and Chemical Properties

Polyester is non-absorbent, pest resistant, and provides cushioning 'memory'

Working Properties

Cotton fibers are hygroscopic and may provide some humidity buffering, but the batting tends to flatten with time. (PACCIN)

Forms/Sizes

Roll lengths vary and widths typically 40” or 45” up to 90”. Thickness (referred to as "loft") ranges from .007” to 1”. Can easily be stacked to achieve more substantial thicknesses. Some versions provide easily separable layers.

Resources and Citations

  • Rachael Perkins Arenstein, Lisa Goldberg, and Eugenie Milroy, ‘Support and Rehousing for Collection Storage’ In ‘Preventive Conservation: Collection Storage’ Lisa Elkin and Christopher A. Norris (eds.), Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, New York. 2019.
  • Preparation, Art Handling, Collections Care Information Network (PACCIN)
  • Marjorie Shelley, The Care and Handling of Art Objects, The Metropolitan Museum, New York, 1987
  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
  • Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1.998